Black Friday deals come early this year at Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy and more…

We’re only a few days into November, and the frenzy has begun! Sales are on early this year, with stores like Best Buy, Walmart and Amazon.com opening up “Black Friday” deals weeks in advance. 

Yesterday, Walmart brought back their “Amazing Online Specials”  for the 2010 season. The sale currently has 172 items–significantly more than last year.

They also offer free shipping “site to store”, meaning you can save on the shipping costs by picking up at your local store. I’ve used this option before and it’s great for items that you can’t get in the store, or to save you time of having to actually shop for the item.

In other sale news, Amazon.com is having a “Buy Three for the Price of Twovideo game sale with over 800 Playstation 3, XBox 360, and Nintendo Wii games to choose from.  They also just announced that they’ll be matching Walmart’s early Black Friday sale in their Gold Box section. All deals will be available during a limited time window, and the featured Deal of the Day will be available all day or until it sells out.

Today’s theme at Amazon is “Play”. The deal of the day is Medal of Honor (XBox 360, Playstation 3, PC) for $39.99.

Some of the lightning deals include:

  • Compaq Presario 15.6″ CQ62-210US Laptop w/2GB Memory, 250GB Hard Drive, Windows 7 Home Premium for $279.99
  • a VIZIO M260VA 26″ RazorLED 720p LCD HDTV for $198.99, a VIZIO E420VO 42″ 1080p LCD HDTV for $498.99
  • Sony PlayStation 3 320GB Console w/Move Bundle (includes Move Motion Controller, Eye Camera, Sports Champions Game) and $50 Video Games Promo Credit for $399.99

Best Buy announced their early Black Friday sale for the year and they are calling it the “Shop Early Save Big Event”. It will take place Friday, November 5th through Saturday, November 6th with the featured product being an eMachines 15.6″ Laptop w/AMD V-Series Processor, 2GB Memory, 250GB Hard Drive, Windows 7 Home Premium (Model # eME442-V133) for $279.99. They also are offering deals on other electronics and video games.

A note about Best Buy: sometimes when a product “sells out” at BestBuy.com that it can magically come back hours later as in-stock and ready to purchase. If you notice one of the deals you are interested in is sold out, keep checking Best Buy’s website, as you might find it becomes available again.

You can view the full Best Buy early Black Friday sale info here.

Also, Newegg.com is having a “Black November” sale, where each day they’ll release new product deals and coupon codes leading right up to Black Friday.

Last but not least, Target’s Great Holiday Toy Sale begins today and features deals that you can find in the Target Toy Book.

So you can start your holiday shopping now, and grab some early savings at the same time!

I don’t have any big ticket items to purchase this year, but I’ll definitely be checking out the toy sale at Target for my little one. It’s also a good time to pick up discounts on toys to donate to those less fortunate, via your local holiday toy drive. Not to mention, you can avoid having to go to the mall (something I rarely do these days) and have everything delivered to your doorstep.